Telehealth Buzz

The FTC Competition and Consumer Protection Missions CTeL Summit

“Federal Trade Commission: Competition and Consumer Protection Missions“ will be the special topic at the Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) Executive Telehealth Fall Summit 2015. The CTeL Executive Summit will be held on November 12-13, 2015 in Washington, DC. CTeL is pleased to feature two key Federal Trade Commission (FTC) legal […]

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HHS Serious About HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules Compliance

Cancer Care Group, a radiation oncology practice in Indiana, has agreed to pay a $750,000 settlement to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), and to “adopt a robust corrective action plan” arising from a breach of protected health information (PHI) that occurred in 2012. The breach occurred when […]

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How Do Fortune 500 Companies Choose Telehealth? CTeL Summit

The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) Executive Telehealth Fall Summit 2015 will host a panel of experts to discuss “Telemedicine- The Overwhelming Choice of the Fortune500 Companies”. This conversation is designed to help conference participants understand why Fortune500 companies are opting to provide employee benefits using telehealth programs. Bill Howard, […]

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CTeL Webinar Recording Enhanced Nurse APRN Licensure Compacts

The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) was pleased to have Elliott Vice, director of government affairs for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) presenting on the topic, “The Nurse Licensure Compacts: License Portability and Patient Safety in Interstate Practice.”  The monthly CTeL Brown Bag webinar was held […]

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Questions to Ask Your Telemedicine Malpractice Carrier

We often receive questions at The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) on the legal and regulatory issues impacting telemedicine. We recently received a question asking for suggestions on what questions a practitioner should ask a malpractice insurer when making a decision on whether a liability insurance plan will cover the […]

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“The Uberization of Health Care” CTeL November Telemedicine Summit

CTeL Wants You to Join us on Thursday, November 12th for “The Uberization of Health Care” Panel! Join us at The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) Executive Telehealth Fall Summit 2015  to find out!  The Summit will be held on November 12-13th in the Washington, DC area. More information can […]

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Predictions on Worldwide Growth of Telehealth Continue

Writing for Federal Telemedicine News, Polycom Global Director of Healthcare Ron Emerson notes that telehealth has been in practice for decades, yet is receiving increased worldwide attention as a tool he predicts will only increase to dramatically transform health care for the world’s population. “While not new, today, we’re describing telemedicine as a novelty, largely […]

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Medical Center Fined $218,400 for a ‘Potential Violation’ of HIPAA Privacy/Security Rules

From a bulletin issued by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights (OCR), in addition to the fine agreed to, a Massachusetts medical center “… will adopt a robust corrective action plan to correct deficiencies in its The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance program [as required by HIPAA […]

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CTeL Summit-Research on Telemedicine Symptom Checkers/Questionnaires.

The 5th Annual CTeL Executive Fall Summit 2015 is the only place Fortune 500 executives, legal experts, health care systems, and government regulators and policymakers gather together to discuss telemedicine. What does that mean for you? Answers and decisions right from the source! Why should you attend? It’s simple. This summit is not just “another […]

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Are Your Telehealth Practice Business Associate Agreements Compliant?

By law, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule applies only to covered entities – health plans, health care clearinghouses, and certain health care providers. However, recognizing that most providers, especially so in telehealth, use supporting vendors, or “business associates” (BAs) to conduct operations, the Privacy Rule allows covered providers to disclose […]

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